Build Your Capacity for Capacity Building

The iCAT is an organizational assessment, planning and evaluation tool for those that strengthen nonprofits.

Assess Every Nonprofit

An easy-to-administer, unbiased, data-driven assessment of any nonprofit organization’s strengths, challenges and capacity building needs.

Evaluate Your Impact

An on-demand dashboard of the capacity building strategies, progress and results that your nonprofits achieve.

Grow Your Business

Sell the iCAT as a stand-alone product, add value for nonprofits using your services, and use your data to advance thought leadership.

One Place for Reports

View reports for all of your nonprofit organizations in an online dashboard. Easily filter through results and organize nonprofits into groups. Share any report you like with the nonprofits you serve.

One Place for Reports

View reports for all of your nonprofit organizations in an online dashboard. Easily filter through results and organize nonprofits into groups. Share any report you like with the nonprofits you serve.

Track a Nonprofit Over Time

See how a nonprofit is performing over multiple points in times, and pinpoint capacity building strategies associated with changes in an organization’s performance.

Track a Nonprofit Over Time

See how a nonprofit is performing over multiple points in times, and pinpoint capacity building strategies associated with changes in an organization’s performance.

Get Down to the Details

Receive a summary of top strengths and weaknesses. Study nonprofit effectiveness across multiple organizational subcapacities.

Get Down to the Details

Receive a summary of top strengths and weaknesses. Study nonprofit effectiveness across multiple organizational subcapacities.

Take the Right Actions

With individualized recommendations presented for each nonprofit, know you are taking data-informed actions. View recommendations sorted by priority or grouped by organizational capacity or capacity building strategy.

Take the Right Actions

With individualized recommendations presented for each nonprofit, know you are taking data-informed actions. View recommendations sorted by priority or grouped by organizational capacity or capacity building strategy.

Plan for Success

Get a side-by-side comparison of what intervention strategies nonprofits request, what is recommended that they receive, and what was actually implemented.

Plan for Success

Get a side-by-side comparison of what intervention strategies nonprofits request, what is recommended that they receive, and what was actually implemented.

Your Dashboard for Decisions

Access a portfolio report that shows roll-up and comparison data. View all of the organizations you work with, or filter down to specific groups of nonprofits.

Your Dashboard for Decisions

Access a portfolio report that shows roll-up and comparison data. View all of the organizations you work with, or filter down to specific groups of nonprofits.

Get Started Today

Contact us to learn more and try the iCAT with one organization for free.



Assess the Capacities that Matter Most

Leading

Leading is an organization’s capacity to articulate a clear vision for the organization and incentivize everyone to achieve it.

Subcapacities

  • Community: an organization’s ability to inspire external partners, collaborators and stakeholders to work toward a common vision and mission.
  • Mission: the organization’s ability to inspire people within the organization to work toward a common vision and mission.
Overseeing

Overseeing measures the organization’s ability to hold itself accountable financially and for the achievement of its impact.

Subcapacities

  • Financial Oversight: the board’s ability to oversee the organization’s finances.
  • Impact Accountability: the board’s ability to hold the organization accountable for the achievement of outcomes.
  • Implementation Accountability: the board’s and staff leaders’ ability to effectively implement the strategic plan.
Resource Generating

Resource Generating is the capacity of an organization to raise the funds and other resources that it needs to operate, as well as its ability to incentivize others to support the organization in doing so.

Subcapacities

  • Board Fundraising: the board’s ability to raise the funds the organization needs by identifying and cultivating potential donors as well as contributing financially themselves
  • Grantmakers: the organization’s ability to raise funds from corporate, foundation and governmental sources
  • Individual Donors: the organization’s ability to identify, cultivate and ask individuals for donations
  • Marketing: the organization’s ability to effectively market it’s mission and programs to the community, funders and donors
  • Partnership: the organization’s ability to establish effective partnerships and collaborations with others to maximize the use of resources
  • Staff Fundraising: staff knowledge, motivation, and skills to effectively fundraise
Learning

Learning is the organization’s capacity to collect, process and use information about its programs, operations and external environment, for the purpose of furthering the mission.

Subcapacities

  • Advocacy Success: the organization’s ability to assess its policy/advocacy efforts
  • Environmental Context: the organization’s ability to assess its external environment
  • Organizational Capacity: the organization’s ability to assess its operational capacity and infrastructure in relation to making progress on its mission
  • Population Needs: the organization’s ability to assess the needs of the target population in relation to its programs, services or strategies
  • Program Success: the organization’s ability to assess the impact of its programs and direct services
  • Staff Performance Assessment: the organization’s ability to assess the performance of its staff
Planning

Planning measures the organization’s ability to effectively make decisions and plan for the future.

Subcapacities

  • Decisionmaking: leaders’ ability to effectively make decisions.
  • Strategic Planning: leaders’ ability to plan strategically.
Managing

Managing measures the organization’s ability to utilize its human and financial resources in an efficient and effective manner.

Subcapacities

  • Community Collaboration: the organization’s ability to identify and collaborate with partners in the community to further its mission
  • Facilities: the organization’s ability to manage its space and facilities effectively
  • Program Implementation: the organization’s ability to effectively manage the quality of program implementation (direct service and/or advocacy efforts)
  • Staff Deployment: the organization’s ability to effectively manage paid staff
  • Staff Professional Development: the organization’s ability to effectively provide professional development and to support staff in the process of putting what they learn into practice
  • Staff Recruitment & Retention: the organization’s ability to effectively recruit and retain staff
  • Technology: the organization’s ability to effectively use technology
  • Volunteer Engagement: the organization’s ability to effectively manage volunteers
  • Volunteer Recruitment & Retention: the organization’s ability to effectively recruit and retain volunteers

Easily administer an unbiased, data-driven organizational assessment to any and all of the nonprofits that you support.

Provide assessments to your nonprofits for free, as a part of your services and/or for a fee…you decide.

View your own real-time iCAT dashboard of individual and collective results.

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Receive all of the back-up training and supports you need, including technical support and access to online training and materials.